Disneyland Resort's Avengers Campus Is Set To Open In 2021, Park Remains Closed
While there is still no opening date for Disneyland, Disney CEO Bob Chapek is confident Marvel's Avengers Campus will open this year.
Avengers Campus, the Marvel-themed land at Disney California Adventure, was originally scheduled to open in July 2020. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney's two theme parks in California have been closed since early last year. However, construction on Avengers Campus has continued and Disney CEO Bob Chapek says the project is still scheduled to open "later this year."
Chapek made the comment during a call for investors, while noting that other new projects in Disney's theme park portfolio are still being worked on--he specifically mentioned Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway at Disneyland, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and Remy's Ratatouille Adventure at Florida's Epcot, and the Star Wars-themed hotel, which is also located in Florida. Missing from Chapek's statement was a mention of Tron Lightcycle Power Run, the roller coaster under construction at Walt Disney World.
As for when California's parks will open again--or when the company's theme parks around the world will be able to increase their park capacities--Chapek noted it's dependent on COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
"In terms of the outlook for the parks for the rest of the year, and the capacity, it's really going to be determined by the rate of vaccination of the public," he noted. "That seems like the biggest lever that we can have in order to either take the parks that are currently under limited capacity and increase it or open up parks that are currently closed. So, that is sort of the gating factor, if you will."
Interestingly, Disney is playing a bit of a role in California's vaccination efforts. Currently, one of Disneyland Resort's parking lots is being used as a , with over 100,000 doses having been administered thus far.
While you wait for Disneyland to re-open and Avengers Campus to launch, make sure to check out GameSpot's extensive coverage from its tour of the new land while under construction. You can find everything from the you'll be able to dine on to all of the you'll get to meet to even a .